Quiksilver Gives ATL’s Foundation A Makeover
Check out Quiksilver Skateboarder Dave Clark at the newly rebuilt Foundation Skatepark in Atlanta on TransworldSkateboarding.com. Formerly an abandoned building slab outfitted with a concrete ledge and some wooden quarter pipes, the Foundation now has a professional-grade bowled corner complete with hip, a pyramid, and even a woop-dee-doo roller. The park, that’s free, padless, and run 100% by local skateboarders. Check out the photos and story here.
Roxy Surf Festival 2008
Victoria’s Phillip Island is one Australia’s most reliable and naturally beautiful surf destinations. So it’s no wonder every summer the island plays host to the largest celebration of women’s surfing with the Roxy Surf Festival!
Stretching across the Australia Day weekend, from January 21st to 27th, the annual week-long festival attracts the cream of the sport, with hundreds of girls of all ages and skill levels competing in both professional and amateur divisions.
2008 promises to be one of the most exciting in the Roxy Surf Festival’s seven year history, with a boost in prize money and ratings points in both the blue-ribbon World Qualifying Series (WQS) division and professional Longboarding divisions.
World champions Sofia Mulanovich of Peru and Australian Chelsea Hedges have already confirmed for the 6-star WQS and will be hoping they can steal the Roxy Surf Festival crown from defending champion and teen super-star Stephanie Gilmore.
Reigning Women’s World Longboard champion Jen Smith of California will also make the trek Down-Under with acclaimed talent, Kassia Meador. Against the likes of home-grown champions Chelsea Williams & Selby Riddle, the girls will be vying for the richest longboarding prize-purse ever in Australian waters!
Live web-casting and daily updates will take place throughout the duration of the event, available right here on roxy.com, but Roxy encourages every surfer girl (and boy) to get down to Phillip Island and get amongst it!
More info will be posted shortly on the Roxy Surf Festival, Roxy’s Art Studio (which will be set up and open free to the public each day of competition) and further developments!
Phillip Island has an abundance of camping grounds, hotels and accommodation, so get involved, rub shoulders with the world’s best female surfers and go surfing with Roxy!